Some of the skills we found on equipment operator resumes included "cdl," "loaders," and "asphalt." We have detailed the most important equipment operator responsibilities below.
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We've found that 17.7% of equipment operators have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 1.5% earned their master's degrees before becoming an equipment operator. While it's true that some equipment operators have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every two equipment operators did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those equipment operators who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or general studies degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for equipment operators include automotive technology degrees or criminal justice degrees.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become an equipment operator. We've found that most equipment operator resumes include experience from Walmart, Tradesmen International, and Pike. Of recent, Walmart had 157 positions open for equipment operators. Meanwhile, there are 97 job openings at Tradesmen International and 87 at Pike.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, equipment operators tend to earn the biggest salaries at Nelsen Partners, City of Detroit, and King County. Take Nelsen Partners for example. The median equipment operator salary is $49,448. At City of Detroit, equipment operators earn an average of $45,659, while the average at King County is $44,131. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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Some other companies you might be interested in as a equipment operator include United States Army Corps of Engineers, Schlumberger, and United States Marine. These three companies were found to hire the most equipment operators from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
For the most part, equipment operators make their living in the construction and manufacturing industries. Equipment operators tend to make the most in the energy industry with an average salary of $38,765. The equipment operator annual salary in the government and construction industries generally make $36,669 and $36,102 respectively. Additionally, equipment operators who work in the energy industry make 3.8% more than equipment operators in the retail Industry.